German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that she would meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Wednesday evening to discuss Britain’s planned departure from the EU, adding that Berlin is prepared for a No-deal BREXIT. The fact is Germany is running scared of such an event.
PM Johnson is seeking to persuade EU leaders to reopen BREXIT talks or face the prospect of its second-largest member leaving abruptly on 31 October with no deal in place to mitigate the economic shock, a move that businesses expect would cause major disruption across the EU.
“We are glad of every visit, and you have to talk, and you have to find good solutions,” Ms. Merkel said during a panel discussion at the Chancellery.
“We are prepared for any outcome, we can say that, even if we do not get an agreement. But at all events I will make an effort to find solutions – up until the last day of negotiations,” she added.
“I think it is always better to leave with an agreement than without one. But if that’s not possible, we will be prepared for the alternative as well.”